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International recognition for ECS student

Published: 2 July 2012

A PhD student from ECS-Electronics and Computer Science is celebrating after scooping an international award for his paper at a large technical conference in the USA.

Jatin Mistry beat off fellow researchers from around the world to claim the award for best Technical Paper at the Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) conference in Silicon Valley.

Synopsys is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and every year holds a forum in San Francisco featuring exceptional technical presentations from designers and engineers at the cutting edge of electronic product design and manufacturing. This year the conference attracted more than 2,300 delegates.

Jatin’s paper, written in collaboration with James Myers and David Flynn (ARM), was awarded the Technical Committee Award - the first time that this award has been given for research work that has been carried out in academia.

The paper details Jatin's research progress on reducing the energy consumed by digital electronics powered by energy harvested from the environment.

“It was fantastic to get the award which shows recognition for the quality of the work that I am doing. It is a very strong industry and, because SNUG is an industrial conference, this award will hopefully encourage others to submit academic research-related papers to conferences like this where you are face to face with leaders in the electronics industry.

“It gives more exposure to your work and also promotes strong industrial partnerships such as we have in ECS with ARM at Cambridge,” said Jatin.

Jatin is working on his PhD, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) as part of the Holistic Energy Harvesting project in collaboration with ARM. He recently spent a three-month internship at ARM evaluating the energy-saving methods for embedded processors used in mobile devices which are described in his winning paper.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Jatin's PhD supervisor and Associate Dean for Research in Physical and Applied Sciences, said: “This award is another example of the relevance of the cutting-edge research that our researchers and the Pervasive Systems Centre are carrying out in energy-efficient embedded systems and in collaboration with our long-term industrial partner ARM.”

For more information on this news story contact: Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453.

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